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February 22, 2022

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Did You Know?

Two years into a global pandemic, healthcare team members are still in crisis. Leaders are bombarded with competing messages about how to support them and address workforce shortages. A group of experts in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine identified the top five actions leaders should take to support team members. Learn more here.
Download the 2022 Healthcare Workforce Rescue Package
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View the Latest Director's Letter on Social Determinants of Health.

Next Food Insecurity Training is on Feb 24th
Breaking the Stigma of SNAP, Register at: https://formstack.io/83342

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June 7-10th, 2022

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Black Men in White Coats Documentary Screening Made Available to NAO Members and Students
In tribute to an important component of the AHEC mission and Black History Month, High Sierra Area Health Education Center is hosting a screening of “Black Men in White Coats.” This documentary, created by Dale Okorodudu, MD, showcases the collaborative efforts that seek to increase the number of Black men in the field of medicine through exposure, inspiration, and mentoring.
The free screening can be accessed from February 28 - March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for more specific details that will be released for a discussion.
Thank you to High Sierra AHEC for making this is a public event offering which is open to anyone who would like to attend!
Please visit blackmeninwhitecoats.org for more information.
Register and get your access code here: https://tinyurl.com/BMWCScreening

The Food Pantry Assistance Grant provides fresh local foods to pantries while supporting Colorado farmers and ranchers.

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Health Equity Guide Online Course

Feb. 22 - March 29

9:00 am -10:00 am MST

“Health equity” is an increasingly popular topic in public health conferences, events, and publications. This course is based on a guidebook developed by the Metro Denver Partnership for Health. The guidebook and this course are intended as tools for public health practitioners who are serious about walking their health equity talk but aren’t quite sure how to get started. It aims to prepare its users to close gaps in health status that result from systemic, avoidable, and unjust policies and practices that create barriers to opportunity for certain people.

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AUTISM: CORE CONCEPTS FOR PRIMARY CARE PART 1

This series supports providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder and related developmental delays. See below for topics covered in each session. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.
Learning Case Conference sessions include a brief didactic presentation by an expert and discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participants are highly encouraged to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.

CME for this series has been applied for and is pending approval. ECHO participants typically earn one credit per session attended.
Audience:
Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Commitment:
Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
March 2 - 30

SESSION TOPICS:
March 2: What is Autism?
March 9: Medical Work Up
March 16: Basics of Behavior
March 23: Screening for Autism and Sharing Difficult News
March 30: Resources and School (IEP)
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Learn how to advocate for policy changes that advance gender, racial, and economic equity with The Women's Foundation of Colorado

Advocating For Impact - Apr 12

Join our statewide network of advocates by attending our "Advocating for Impact" trainings. Free and open to the public, these two interactive virtual sessions will give you tools and guidance for becoming more engaged in the legislative process to make an impact for Colorado women and families. Spanish interpretation and closed captioning will be available. Register Now.

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Director of Outreach and Donor Relations Advancement Office
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado

The Director of Outreach and Donor Relations will lead the coordination and alignment of long-range
communication strategies for the Office for Advancement in collaboration with campus partners. They
oversee the strategic direction of fundraising, stewardship, and foundation communications through use
of print, email, web, social media, and events. This encompasses planned and annual giving
communication campaigns and recognition programs that celebrate and foster a culture of appreciation
for FLC Foundation donors and FLC alums. This will be a key leader in the Office for Advancement with
future management responsibilities.
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
DAC-Search@fortlewis.edu
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The Community Impact Team (CIT) at the Health District of Northern Larimer County works with other community partners to create solutions to prioritized community health issues in the community. The CIT Team manages the work of the Mental Health and Substance Use Alliance (MHSU Alliance). The MHSU Alliance is a group of community leaders from about 20 organizations, along with consumers and family members, working with community partners to restructure our system of mental health services; significantly improving their responsiveness to the needs of those individuals most affected by mental health and substance use challenges in our community.

Seeking a Project Coordinator



The Project Coordinator works closely with the Manager, team, and partners involved in the Mental Health and Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County (MHSU Alliance), Health District leaders, and others, to gather, organize, and utilize information leading to the organization and implementation of primarily behavioral health improvement efforts in prioritized areas.

This position uses research (data, information, stakeholder input), analysis, development of effective materials, planning, organization of meetings and events, presentations, project management, and community organizing skills to work with partners and stakeholders to help the community develop and implement short and long-range solutions to community behavioral health-related issues. Must thrive on making sense out of complexity and ambiguity; be flexible with change; and enjoy problem solving and learning.

Email: searchcoordinator@healthdistrict.org

Seeking a Senior Projects Coordinator


The Senior Projects Coordinator
works closely with the Manager and team, partners involved in the Mental Health and Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County (MHSU Alliance), Health District leaders,
and others, to organize and implement primarily behavioral health improvement efforts in prioritized areas.

This position uses leadership, community organizing, research, analysis, strategic planning, project management, organization of educational and outreach events, and communication skills to work with partners and stakeholders to help the community develop and implement short and long-range solutions to community behavioral health-related issues. Must thrive on making sense out of complexity and ambiguity; be flexible with change; and enjoy problem solving and learning.

Email:
searchcoordinator@healthdistrict.org
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Position: Marketing Communications Manager
Full Time. We are searching for a Marketing Communications Manager to join our growing team and help us tell the story of all the great work we are doing. The Marketing Communications Manager will support the continued growth and development of TCHNetwork programming by directing external and internal marketing tactics, training and supporting team members in conducting community events and outreach and overseeing internal talent and culture. The Manager develops and implements the communication and marketing strategy for TCHNetwork.
Starting salary is $48,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year based on experience. TCHNetwork offers a competitive benefits package: 80 hours vacation, 80 hours paid holiday, and 48 hours PTO. We pay 100% of your employer-sponsored medical & dental insurance premium after 90 days, offer up to 3% match IRA with immediate vesting, flexible spending account, employee referral program, mental health wellness program, & continued professional development opportunities.
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Position: Youth Coalition Coordinator
Part Time. The Youth Coalition Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and supporting high school and middle school students to lead coalitions and workgroups, currently focused on substance misuse, increasing protective factors, and healthy youth development in the Telluride community. To engage youth, the Coordinator utilizes the Community That Cares (CTC) strength-based framework and builds partnerships with local schools, students, parents and key stakeholders. The Coordinator engages local youth to support, grow and lead initiatives to involve the overall community in generating solutions around youth substance prevention. Additional responsibilities include providing support to the CTC Administrator, action planning and implementation, and fostering youth leadership and role models.
Starting wage is $20.00 – $22.40 an hour based on experience. Benefits: comprehensive employer health and dental insurance coverage, 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks PTO, individual retirement account (IRA) with up to 3% employer match, and quarterly mental health day.
For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@tchnetwork.org with “CTC Youth Coordinator” in the subject line.
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Excellent opportunity for a certified Nurse Practitioner: WHCNP or FNP.
If you are eager to care for patients in a supportive, experienced team environment, we would like to meet you. SWHA’s established private practice mission is to deliver high-quality primary and gynecological care, throughout each stage of a women’s life, support disease prevention and encourage healthy lifestyles in a beautiful practice setting.
Essential job responsibilities for this full-time position (32-40 hours per week) include:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with patients and our top-notch staff
  • Examine patients and review their medical records
  • Order and interpret diagnostic test results and communicate results to patients
  • Diagnose, treat, and coordinate comprehensive care of patients
  • Monitor and treat patients with chronic diseases within scope of practice
  • Prescribe medications, including controlled substances
  • Accurately record patient information in the electronic health record system
  • Provide patient-centered health education
  • Advance professional knowledge and engage in ongoing continuing education
  • Share in responsibility for taking call

    Send resume and three letters of recommendations to: swha@southwestwomenshealth.com
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We are looking for team members for the Montezuma County Community Intervention Program (CIP)- a mobile crisis prevention and response pilot. The program will offer free response for a broad range of non-criminal crises, including mental illness problems, homeless support, intoxication or substance use concerns, dispute resolution, welfare checks, and basic first aid. Services are confidential and voluntary, and transportation and referral to additional services can also be provided. Additionally, with referrals and follow-up from the CIP team, future crises can be lessened or averted. There will be two response teams with a behavioral health clinician and an emergency medical technician (EMT). The clinicians will be employed by Axis and the EMT’s will be employed by Cortez Fire Protection District- the program is overseen by Montezuma County.

The CIP initiative is the result of a collaborative, grassroots effort that began in 2019. Community stakeholders, including local governments, county health and human services, concerned citizens, health providers, and law enforcement, began meeting to discuss ways to proactively address the growing social, safety, health, and substance use crisis overtaking the community. The CIP initiative is the ultimate tool in community-based outreach to underserved populations by meeting those in crisis where they are and when they need it most.

Apply here to become a clinical team member (BA or Masters): https://axishealthsystem.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=584&source=other
Apply here to become an EMT team member: https://www.cortezfire.com/home/news/emt-job-announcement

Questions or Comments? Contact Haley with Axis, Chief Balfour at CFPD jbalfour@cortezfire.com , or Montezuma County emergency manager Jim Spratlen, jspratlen@co.montezuma.co.us .
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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and
staff of diverse backgrounds.

The following 2 positions are open at the
University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry - ARTS

Part-time (.6 FTE) University Staff (unclassified) Medication
Dispensing Nurse position, click here

Full-time Nurse position, click here

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We are looking for professionals who want to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Some positions include hiring bonuses. If you are interested in a mission-driven healthcare job in Colorado, Axis Health System may be a great fit for you.

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The Consortium is now accepting applications for an External Relations Professional to serve the southeast quadrant of Colorado. This position will build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders in the region; provide technical assistance and expertise to coalitions and organizations working to combat drug misuse; connect community members with local, state and federal resources; collaborate with elected officials as they plan for opioid settlement funds.

Click here to the full job posting

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.
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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

Southwest Health System, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
Click HERE

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